Post-doc position in the field of membrane biophysics at the Research Centre for Natural Sciences

Job title: 
Post-doc position in the field of membrane biophysics at the Research Centre for Natural Sciences
Contract type: 
Full-time, fixed term for 1 year, with possible extension
Institute of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Research Centre For Natural Sciences, H-1117 Magyar tudósok körútja 2., Budapest, Hungary
Position starts: 

Immediate start is possible, or as agreed with the successful applicant.

Due to the Momentum program the position offers a competitive salary.

The Biomolecular self-assembly “Momentum” research group is looking for a post-doctoral fellow to conduct primarily experimental work characterizing biomolecule-lipid interactions using complex, multicomponent model membranes, as well as natural extracellular vesicles. The candidate is expected to study these systems and their membrane associated components by employing several biophysical techniques.

RCNS is a new, yet highly competitive research centres aiming to be one of the leading institutes in natural sciences. The Centre provides a stimulating environment due to a wide range of researches with a significant number of them conducting BSc, MSc, PhD or Post-Doc programs. The Biological Soft Matter Platform is located at the Institute of Materials Chemistry, where the applicant will have access to a state of the art infrastructure including ATR-IR, UV spectroscopy, polarized light spectrometers, ITC calorimeter, custom made small- and wide angle X-ray (SAXS and WAXS) scattering, AFM, DSC, DLS, and transmission electron microscopy combined with a freeze-fracture device (FF-TEM). The group is closely collaborating with experts of the field from the Institute of Enzymology, and Semmelweis University where access to a wide range of further techniques is granted. The Biologica Soft Matter Platform coordinates several major Academy-Industry programs focusing on EVs, exosomes and membrane active biomolecules, where the successful candidate will have the possibility to spend secondments and gain experience in the private sector as well.

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Expected experience and skills: 
  • PhD in chemistry, physics, biology or in biomedical sciences
  • Experience in the above biophysical techniques, as well as liposome preparation and/or purification protocolls employed for extracellular vesicles
  • Have good communication skills, both oral and written in english
Desired experience and skills: 
  • Experience in structural chemistry and biology, focusing on peptide-lipid, protein-lipid interactions
  • Ability to work in a group, as well as independently
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The application must contain: 
  • detailed scientific curriculum vitae
  • full list of publications
  • motivation letter
  • two letters of recommendation
  • contact data (phone, e-mail)
Application deadline: 
Monday, 1 May, 2017
Decision and notification of the applicants: 

Continuous processing, latest May 15., 2017